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Federation’s one-day mega phone-a-thon was ‘Super’
Despite unseasonal spring-like weather, droves of community volunteers willingly spent last Sunday indoors making telephone calls and raising $232,000, including $25,000 in matching funds, from 419...
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Coming together: Jewish, Chinese communities set to celebrate Lunar New Year
For two weeks in February, Pittsburgh Jewish and Chinese communities will jointly celebrate the Lunar New Year.  Activities planned include martial arts and dance and music performances at the Jewi...
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This Jewish Pitt student is competing on “Jeopardy!” Who is …?
“Jewish Pitt Students” is the subject, and here is the clue. Between Feb. 1 and Feb. 12, this senior at the University of Pittsburgh will appear on “Jeopardy!” Who is Sarah Dubnik? That is correct....
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AIPAC speaker sees ‘bleak’ period of Palestinian violence continuing
Getting people interested in Palestinian politics is a hard sell, observed Grant Rumley, a research analyst at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a Washington, D.C., think tank. In the shad...
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Cruisin’ rabbi leads Jewish community, and others, on the high seas
Alvin Berkun has discovered a couple of “fringe benefits” to being a rabbi. The first, he joked, is his tallis; the second is the opportunity to travel the world on luxury cruise liners. Berkun, ra...
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Yiddish enthusiasts bring their passion to Squirrel Hill
It may seem like an unlikely partnership, but 20-somethings David Andrews, a secular Jewish software engineer with a penchant for Yiddish culture, and Levi Pekar, a Lebovitch psychologist who grew ...
Jan 27, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Advocate’s campaign on plight of Muslim women comes to Pittsburgh
There are a lot of people who do not want to hear what Ayaan Hirsi Ali has to say about growing up as a female Muslim in Somalia, Saudi Arabia and Kenya. In 2014, Brandeis University silenced her v...
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Joint celebration forges connection between Jewish, Muslim ‘sisters’
The feminists who are members of Pittsburgh’s Jewish Women’s Center are in many ways different from the women of the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh, who tend toward the traditional. But by joining to...
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Local poet’s intimate collection speaks to the Jewish soul
Anyone questioning the relevance of poetry in the 21st century could do herself a favor by checking out Rachel Mennies’ very intimate collection, “The Glad Hand of God Points Backwards,” a finalist...
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Israeli father and daughter found shot in Mexico
by JTA
Oct 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- An Israeli man and his daughter were found dead in their home in Mexico City amid signs of violence. The bodies, riddled with gunshot wounds and signs of violence, were discovered Sund...
Sephardi leader Yosef: Non-Jews exist to serve Jews
by JTA
Oct 19, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Israeli Sephardic leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef in his weekly Saturday night sermon said that non-Jews exist to serve Jews. “Goyim were born only to serve us. Without that, they have no pl...
Lynn Cullen plus few hundred listeners to attend 'Rally to Restore Sanity' in D.C.
by Release
Oct 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Talk show host Lynn Cullen of Lynn Cullen Live, pghcitypaper.com , has organized a fleet of buses and is heading to the Rally to Restore Sanity Saturday, Oct. 30, in Washington, D.C. This rally is ...
OU nixes women leading Friday night services
by JTA
Oct 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
The Orthodox Union issued a statement saying women may not lead Friday night Kabbalat Shabbat services if men are present. Last week’s decision by the group's board of directors is the latest setba...
Thousands march against proposed loyalty oath
by JTA
Oct 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Thousands of Israeli Jews and Arabs demonstrated in Tel Aviv against a proposed loyalty oath for new non-Jewish citizens. The protesters marched Saturday night carrying signs reading "...
Australian unions join West Bank goods boycott
by JTA
Oct 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
SYDNEY, Australia -- Australian unions have joined the international campaign to boycott Israeli goods from the West Bank. The Electrical Trades Union, the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union, t...
Despite pressure, Pete Seeger won’t cancel participation in Israeli-organized peace rally
by Sue Fishkoff
JTA
Oct 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
SAN FRANCISCO -- No one tells Pete Seeger what to do. At 91, the iconic folk singer has penned hundreds of protest songs, railing against everything from the Vietnam War to global warming. He was b...
Medical examiner facility dedicated as the Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science
by Release
Oct 15, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato today formally dedicated the Medical Examiner Facility on Penn Avenue as the Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science. The renaming of the building honors...
Turkey to boycott OECD Jerusalem confab
by JTA
Oct 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Turkey reportedly will boycott a regional tourism conference next week in Israel. The move to boycott the biannual Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development conference, whi...
U.S. sees Israel's 'Jewish' demand as legit
by JTA
Oct 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- The United States sees as legitimate Israel's demand that Palestinians and other Arab states recognize Israel's Jewish character, a State Department spokesman said. P.J. Crowley was p...